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navy corpsman joe burrs came home eye -- to the cheers cheers and tears of family. a roadside bomb blue blew up his vehicle. he seemed shy and overcome at the welcome his family and friends wanted him to enjoy. >> what do you think of this? it's a little much. >> did you expect this? >> i didn't expect any of this. i'm glad to be home, back with my family. you guys are awesome. really nice to do this for me. >> reporter: his family suffered through his deployment, especially when he was wounded a month and a half after arriving in afghan. >> i cried every day. it was really hard. >> reporter: now you got him home. >> yeah. >> it was terrible. he was doing his job thank god for technology. we got hear from him by sat --
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satellite phone or computer every a die. >> corpsman joe burns is 20 years old today. when he was deployed to afghanistan, he was deployed with his unit, and many of them were suffering from the flu and there wasn't enough medicine. joe burns spent his own money to buy enough medicine to treat his men, and because of his actions and his wound, jacky speier will be reading his name in the congressional record next week. >> alan: pg&e has launched an exhaustive around the clock search for every document related to the pipeline system. 300 fulltime workers are sifting through thousands of books of paperwork, some dating back to the 1920s. the public utilities commission issued the order after the pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38
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homes. workers are sorting at several locations, including this one at the cow palace. they have a deadline of march 15th. >> we are busy collecting, scanning and indexing an estimated 1 11 -- 1.25 million records and putting them in an electronic database. >> alan: a preliminary report on the explosion uncovered a poorly welded seam along the main pipe that failed. a final report is expected in six months. >> carbon monoxide poisoning as a san francisco apartment building sent two people to the hospital today. the building owner and a resident were taken to the hospital, and firefighters evacuated the complex. firefighters say they were both conscious and able to talk to paramedics. officials say the carbon monoxide buildup was caused by a gas heater's malfunctioning flue
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used to vent carbon monoxide. >> well, police are -- the contra costa county sheriff's department says one of its officers has been arrested in connection with the state investigation into stolen drug evidence. the sheriff's department says 47-year-old steven tanabi was arrested for possession of and transfer of an assault rifle along with conspiracy to possess and sell drugs. his arrest follows the arrest of drug task force commander norman welsh and private investigator christopher butler. on monday, welsh pleaded not guilty to charges he stole drugs. police are asking for the public's help in catching a group of suspects they say assaulted and robbed a man at the redwood city cal train station. investigators say a group of nine to 15 suspects carried out a strong-arm robbery of a
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47-year-old san jose resident while he was waiting for a southbound caltrain. suspects fled before police arrived. but investigators are following up on potential leads from witnesses. anyone with information should contact the san mateo county transit police. escalating gang wars have the guardian angels increasing patrol in san francisco's mission district. there were three shootings last weekend. in this incident last sunday marks was a man was shot while sitting in a car the police believe as a rivalry between two gangs. the guardian angelled will be on the streets from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and will arrest anyone who breaks the law. in an effort to improve hygiene, b.a.r.t. is considering replacing its cushion covered seats with easier to clean hard surface chairs. this comes after numerous complaints about dirty seat
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cushions. b.a.r.t. officials say a survey found a significant drop in customer satisfaction in terms of cleanliness on board their trains. >> we heard from our customers they want a cleaner b.a.r.t. train, and we're responding to that and you will see in our next budget we're going to invest more in cleanliness of the train. >> alan: this is after an experiment with the state pie biology lab. they discovered molt -- mold and antibiotic resistant back bacteria on the cushion. b.a.r.t. officials say it's not surprising considering there are nearly 300,000 riders a day. they want the fog weigh in on the debate. >> minority leader nancy pelosi nils the bay area. she was at pier 70 with ed lee to emphasize the importance of investing in san francisco's shipping ports to create more
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jobs. later, pelosi highlighted the success of san francisco's large dry docks which attract business from all over the world because of their resources. >> i'm happy to be here today because it's part of our effort in congress nationally. we take pride in what we're doing here, as a national example of how this can be done. but it has to be done all over the country. >> alan: pelosi says the port industry is responsible for more than 13 million jobs but could contribute even more through better infrastructure investment. she emphasized the importance of dredging in the bay something the city's port directors agreed with saying it will help attract bigger ships. >> now to that cat burglar who was caught on surveillance cameras stealing items from his neighbors. this is how dusty, a.k.a. klepto the cat is finally cleaning up his act.
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lisa aminhis his this -- >> lisa: this is no ordinary rummage sale. >> are these mine? >> lisa: everything here was stolen, and here is the culprit. dusty, also known as klepto the cat. >> dusty took all these things. >> lisa: dusty was featured on animal plant for his late night run day views with his neighbor's towels and undergarments were caught on tape. he was on the letter -- "david left ehrman show". >> we're hoping for the owners to come and claim it. >> i didn't know it was gone. >> lisa: it started three years ago. >> he had a full bath cloth in his mouth. >> lisa: his owners would return things but soon they couldn't keep up. >> i thick asked you if you were missing things.
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>> i think so. >> lisa: doing this seemed easier. >> oh, that is ours. >> burglarized and didn't know it. >> lisa: saidy knew all of her missing things -- >> this is my little bathing suit bottom. and this is my other bathing suit bottom. and this is my top. >> lisa: would wind up here. the house seems to be at the top of dusty's hit list. >> another pair of shirts. my dad's car wash sponge. least. >> lisa: dusty still has a mountain of loot and his owners have advice. >> don't leave anything outside you don't want gone and if you're missing something come to our house. >> lisa: dusty will still be in the spotlight. the city of red wood city has asked him to be their grand marshal in this year's pet parade. lisa amin gulezian, abc-7 news.
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>> alan: rewarding a thief. the conflict in libarch also egyptian president hosni mubarak is out. what do protesters want now. gas prices still on the rise. where the numbers stand as of this weekend. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. i know we have had a lot of sunshine in many locations today, but the clouds are starting to thicken up. rain is in the forecast overnight. we take a look a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a go! go!
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> alan: the violence in libya goes on. rebel fighters gained ground as forces for the government continue fierce counterattacks. >> forces erupted between the government and the rebels. it was clear who won. the flag that has become the rebel's symbol was hoisted high. they succeeded in driving gadhafi's forces out. further west, just 30 miles from
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tripoli, government troops launched a counterattack in the counsel of ziwai. there are reports that gadhafi's forces were firing in a civil -- civilian area. they will not stop until they capture the capitol where gadhafi is clinging on to power. >> in the eastern city of pentagon georgia si, where -- benghazi an am mission dump exploded killing 26 people. tens of thousands of displaced foreign workers are strand at border towns. two u.s. air force cargo planes brought water and blankets to the refugees. the red cross is asking the u.s. for more help. >> what we need mainly are airplanes to bring these people back home. >> reporter: there is no sign the battle to control the city of the humanitarian crisis in
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libya will end anytime soon. abc news. benghazi. >> alan: mean while, hundreds of egyptian protester stormed the building that contains the hated security service in cairo. three weeks after the fall of hosni mubarak eshipmentans are turning their anger towards the internal security organization. the protesters barged into one building, they want to save official documents they believe are being destroyed to hide evidence of human rights abuses. >> gas prices continue to inch their way up. what you can expect at the pump next. and more rain on the weigh. meteorologist leigh glaser tells us when we can see the first drops. >> i'm rick in sports. st. mary's prepares for the wcc tournament, and
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>> alan: gas prices continue to inch up in california and across the nation. this morning aaa says the average cost for a gallon of regular is 3.49 nationwide. in california the average is 3.87, and in san francisco 3.92. ouch. [laughter] >> leigh: ouch is right. exactly. a great day. we're talking about it down towards the salinas valley. temperatures in the low 70s.
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60s around the bay area. a terrific day. but you can see now from the high definition sutro cam goodbye, and hello clouds, and the live doppler 7hd is picking up light showers developing north of the golden gate bridge. 58 in napa. 58 in san francisco. oakland, 61. concord, antioch, 62. mild in the livermore valley area. 63. and 59 in san jose. so here's a look. rain tomorrow morning tapering to showers. breezy for sunday afternoon. and a much cooler windy day for monday. live doppler 7hd give something nice returns north of the golden gate bridge. santa rosa novato reporting some light rain more developing well off the coast, and tonight all of this is going to move inleaked. -- inland so the rain coming from a southern source, which
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means a warmer air mass. 54 for san francisco. here's the story. high pressure kept everything to the north of us today. clouds thickening up now in association with this cold front that will move in overnight tonight. the rain, heavy at times, and then this thing is going to move by rather quickly tomorrow afternoon. we'll be on the back side of it and the heavy rain will return to scattered showers. here's the timing. notice that most everything during the overnight hours up to 1:00 a.m., stays north of the golden gate bridge, then after that the frontal band starts to move in. 4:00 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 tomorrow morning, potentially heavy rain and then scattered showers showers and starts to dissipate. rainfall potential, maybe an inch inch and a half, higher elevations and the santa cruz mountains and maybe a half inch. the high country high snow
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levels above 6500 feet. maybe eight inches of snow from the storm. a winter weather advisory is in place until 10:00 tomorrow. here's a look at the highs for sunday. bring them down a few degrees. upper 50s to right near 60 degrees. warmer air mass with us. scattered showers. showers will start to taper off as we head into the afternoon. petaluma 57. east bay oakland 59. maybe a hint of sunshine. a few breaks here and there late in the day. concord, 59. 60 brentwood and watsonville 59. so, a wet day for your sunday. and then the colder day and windy for money. temperatures -- for monday tuesday and wednesday, mild, and then a chance of showers thursday and friday. >> alan: okay. thank you very much, leigh. on to rick, who is in for shu. talking about that tournament
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creeping up on us. rick: has not been a good year for cal and stanford, but whenever you can beat your rifle, -- rival eases the sting. the bears were looking to avenge a 14-point loss the cardinal in their opener. this is senior day. the bears came out on fire. alancrack, the great look to solomon, throws it down. then creab driving, plus the fall. 19-4 bears. cal kept pouring it on. the jump hook. smoothed would close the half on an 8-2 run. jeremy green with the pretty fade-away, stanford down by 1 at the break. the cardinal tried to keep the pressure on the second half. green for three and the foul. he had 22. stanford got within nine. but cal would answer with a 14-2 run. capped off by this two-hand jam. then get tier regs -- gutierrez
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with the great pass to crab. cal rolls into the pac-10 up toy with a 74-65 victory. >> arizona coaching legend luke ol'son on back to watch his old team. kevin is money from long range. they led by as much as 17. the ducks rally. the one-hand jam. then it's catron. arizona wouldn't give up the lead. derek williams shows why he could be an nba lottery pick this summer. arizona wins the pac-10 regular season title with a 9 or 82 victory. >> the west coast conference tournament continues with usf and pepperdine, and santa clary plays loyola marymount. the gaels are 23, 7, but because of a late season losing streak, they're on the big dance bubble. so if st. mary's gets an invite
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to the tournament it will likely have to win the wcc up toy -- tourney and get the automatic bid. >> we had a slipup lost automatic bid kind of a shock. >> since i've been here, we've been on the bubble. and i think in our situation, you're always on the cusp of getting in or not getting in. so last year we took care of all the doubt and won so we have to do that again this year. rick: the giants have had a great spring training so far. today they were knocked down a notch by the cross-bay rivals. the a's hosted san francisco, madison bum gardenerrer place maid well. brett ander sewn was better. he struck out five in three shutout frames. although belt does get him here. barton grabs the belt who throws out the runner at the
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plate. the a's win 6-0. >> to golf. rory sabbatini switched to a new putter and it's paying off. after three rounds of the honda classic he has a commanding five streak lead. another windy day at the pga championship in florida. matt kuchar is out of contention bud opportunity in one of the best shots of the day. goes in for birdie. jerry kelly, in a tie for second with y.e. yang. going to run it in. 68 today puts him at 4-under for the tournament. one day after shooting a 64 sabbatini fired a 66. he made four birdie putts over ten feet today. sabbatini is at 9-under, and has a five-stroke lead entering tomorrow's final round. and tonight at 11:00 we have highlights wcc tournament highlights usf and santa clara and the shacks in action. >> alan: coming up next, san
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>> alan: tonight, a mob of snuggies will descend on san san francisco. hundreds or bar hoppers will be sporting blankets.
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and the second annual snuggie pub call six -- pub crawl. last year's pub crawl was so popular a company offered to sponsor it. you can check out the snuggie pub crawl facebook page and they make them with your college emblem on them. me and rick will be wearing the texas -- >> i wish i thought of that. >> alan: see you tonight at 11:00. captioned by closed d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d
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